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Interviewing cidermakers importers, orchardists, foodies, farmers and cider enthusiasts around the world. Let’s delve into the semantics of cider…or is it hard cider, cidre, sidra or fermented apple juice? The truth is out there in Ciderville and we are going to find it. We toast in celebration of cider; As a libation, a gift from the gods, a taste of terroir, and a hard pressed good time. Ready to quench your thirst? Grab a glass and join this chat! See you in Ciderville!
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Jan 31, 2018

Lee Reeve arrived in Japan in 2003 as an artist from the United Kingdom Today in Yokohama, he is still crafting his magician skills, but his love of cider has led him into Japan’s growing cider market.

We chat on the current pulse of cider in the country and what Lee is doing to help inspire cider  makers and consumers alike. And:

  • What kind of apples are used in Japan to make cider and is this changing.
  • French vs English cider
  • Cider events in Japan

Lee sees that cider being package in primarily large bottles 750ML as a deterrent to the general public at large not reaching for cider when it is only packaged in large bottles

And, the world “cider” in Japan usually refers to a carbonated alcopop versions of cider. Yet, there are many French cidres (the Japanese do use this kind of spelling widely for cider) available, but as mentioned, Lee being from Scotland means he obviously has a hankering for ciders styles that harken back to his homeland.

All this cider love lead Lee to meeting Clive Poole the owner of the Full Monty British Pub and Cider House with 7 draft lines of cider and over 80 bottle option too! Lee and Clive created a working relationship where Lee would write about the cider at the Full Monty and in turn get cider. Along with Kai, Clive’s wife, these three entrepreneurs founded the World Cider Experience and now have the magazine InCiderJapan.

What is InCiderJapan?

  • - a media, promotion, consulting company
  • - also an importing and retailing cider related good and merchandise.
  • - InCiderJapan is a quarterly magazine with the first edition being this winter’s edition of InCiderJapan.

The goal of InCiderJapan magazine is three fold

  • to be educational and informative for the public
  • to provide a platform to Japanese makers
  • to provide the world with a insider’s view of the Japanese cider market

Contact for Lee Reeve

eMail: mailto:contact@worldciderexperience.com 

Website: inCiderJapan

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/inciderjapan

Instagram: @inciderjapan

Full Monty British Pub and Cider House

http://fullmontyyokohama.com/

 Ask for the following 9 #ciderGoingUP Campaign sponsors - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Cider Chat

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
  7. Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.
  8. Ramborn Cider Co. Luxembourg.
  9. Big Fish Cider Co. Virginia

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Jan 24, 2018

Jake Mann’s family legacy goes back to the early days of the Apple growing in the California. His parent’s ranch Five Mile Orchard is a locally known historical location, where his great, great grandfather Sam L. Mann settled and built the apple storage facility and orchard in the early 1920’s.

The family ranch is located five miles north of the city of Watsonville, thus the name, “Five Mile Orchard”. 17 varieties of apples are grown with the majority being Newtown Pippin. The Gravenstein apple is the first variety on the market in late July, followed by Gala, Golden, Red Delicious, Winter Banana, Bellefleur, Mutsu, Empire, Granny Smith and the Newtown Pippin.

In this chat we tour the Apple Storage facility at Sam L Mann Co and ride out into the orchard.

Sam L Mann Co provides apples to the following cideries.

Contact info for Jake Mann

  • 2930 Freedom Boulevard
  • Watsonville, California 95078
  • +001- 800-643-2462

Instagram: @thefivemileorchard

Ask for the following 9 #ciderGoingUP Campaign sponsors - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Cider Chat

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albemarle CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
  7. Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.
  8. Ramborn Cider Co. Luxembourg.
  9. Big Fish Cider Co. Virginia

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Jan 17, 2018

Yes, Maryland's Got Pommes and there is going to be some big time cider fun at CiderCon2018 in Baltimore! January 31- February 2, 2018.

But first a reminder on: The $900 Price Drop for the Totally Cider Tour to the UK in April 25 - May 2, 2018. Join Ria and other awesome cider friends on this tour of a life time. Go to https://form.jotform.com/73186243884970 and register now!


And overview of Maryland's Pomme History

Pear Pear chats "Perryville, Maryland" established 1620 and the origin of the surname Perry. PerryPear believes that it comes from the Middle English word 'perrie' which means  pear tree.

And did you know that there is a town called Hereford, Maryland to the north west of Baltimore?

Lord Baltimore aka Cecil Calvert is referenced in Raphael Semmes book "Crimes and Punishment of Maryland" he told colonist coming to bring: kernels of apples and pears….

Who is attending CiderCon?

The following cider folk are just a few of the awesome people attending

  • Tom Oliver
  • Gabe Cook, Ciderologist
  • Susanna Forbes and James Forbes of Little Pomona Cider, UK
  • Alex Peckham, Peckham Cider New Zealand
  • Josh Townsend and Jody Scott, New Zealand
  • Hamish
  • Episode 20: Curt Sherrer, Millstone Cellars, MD
  • Distillery Lane Cideworks, MD
  • Brian Rutzen, Jackson Cannon, Fritz, Chef
  • Quantitative Chemical Fingerprints: John Edwards
  • Nutrients Additions or Subtractions and What Happens with Both - Willam Grote, Holly Schmidt, Doug Schmidt and Nathan Williams

Getting to CiderCon from the Airport

LYFT: put in the promo code LyftCiderChat for your first ride on this ride share and receive $5 off your ride.

Here are some estimates of the cost for this trip from the airport to the hotel

  • Lyft: $20-29
  • Lyft Plus: $30-40
  • Lyft Premier: $37-49
  • Lyft Lux: $57-70
  • Lyft Lux Suv: $71-85

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

(BWI) to the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

BWI to Marriott Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

12- before 1

6 min walk to the BWI Airport LT Rail

28 min ride - 11 stops.

Get off at Pratt St Light Rail station

walk 1 minute to Howard STreet

And take a Bus on the OrangeLine to Harbor East.

this is an 8 minutes route with 6 stops until you reach the section of Baltimore called Little Italy. Get off and walk throughout Little Italy for 4 minutes to the hotel.

Approximately a 50 min ride

$1.60 both ways

Food options close by Hotel?

What is that monument in the round about by the hotel?

National Katyn Memorial

Cider Week Baltimore

Heavy Seas Ale House tap Takeover - 9 minute walk from Hotel

1300 Bank Street

Baltimore, MD 21231

410-522-0850

Tap Takeover at Max's - 11 minute walk from Hotel

Address 737 S. Broadway, Baltimore

Wondering what the scene is like at Max's? There is a webcam; http://www.maxs.com/webcams.phpPhone: (410) 675-6297

February 11, 2018 - New York International Beer Competition (NYIBC) is accepting cider entries NOW! NYIBC is using the United States Association of Cider Makers new cider categories for this competition. The judges at this competition are in the trade of buying and selling cider and thus judge the cider on the merits of taste and price point.

Ask for the following 9 #ciderGoingUP Campaign sponsors - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Cider Chat

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
  7. Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.
  8. Ramborn Cider Co. Luxembourg.
  9. Big Fish Cider Co. Virginia

Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving!

Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts.

Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio and where ever you love to listen to podcasts.

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Jan 10, 2018

Budgeting money effectively is critical whether you are managing a household or a commercial business such as a cidery. In this episode of Cider Chat I speak with Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Cider based Vermont now in it’s 10th year of business.

Two years ago, she started a blog call Cidernomics.com.

In this chat we get a sneak peek into her 2018 CiderCon on this very topic on the economics of cider and get some real time tips.

The 5 concepts to consider in Cidernomics.

  1. Economies of scale
  2. The break even point ...and how that changes as you grow
  3. Asset utilization
  4. Working capital requirements
  5. Sales channel economics

What is one the key questions to consider when thinking about a cidery startup?

- Are you going to make cider like beer is produced with a quick turn around or more as a winemaker would producing for a vintage longer term.

Contact for Eden Specialty Ciders

Website: https://www.edenciders.com/

email: mailto:CONTACT@EDENICECIDER.COM

Telephone: +1.802.334.1808

Address: 150 MAIN STREET, NEWPORT VERMONT 05855

Mentions in this Chat

• What is Biodynamic?

As Eleanor puts it “Growing a strong fighting tree. Making our own compost and compost teas that we spray on the trees.”

Find out more on biodynamic farming vhttps://www.biodynamics.com/what-is-biodynamicsia this link.

Scott Farm Orchard

• Autumn Stoscheck Eve’s Cidery listen to 2 chats (Episode 90 & 91)with her and Ezra Sherman.

• Steve Wood Farnum Hill Listen to 2 chats (Episodes 32 & 33)  Steve, Louisa Spencer and the team at this New Hampshire cidery.

Ask for the following 9 #ciderGoingUP Campaign sponsors - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Cider Chat

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
  7. Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.
  8. Ramborn Cider Co. Luxembourg.
  9. Big Fish Cider Co. Virginia

Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving!

Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts.

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Follow on twitter @ciderchat

 

Jan 3, 2018

A $900 Price Drop for the Totally Cider Tour to the UK in April 25 - May 2, 2018. Join Ria and other awesome cider friends on this tour of a life time. Go to https://form.jotform.com/73186243884970 and register now!

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Eric and Katie Rider are making cider on the hillside of the Santa Cruz mountains. They are dry farming their apple trees and also using apples from Five Mile Orchard in Corralitos. (Jake Mann whose family own's the orchard will be on an upcoming Cider Chat.) Eric and Katie's home and cidery is smack in the middle of an old Stagecoach route between San Jose and Santa Cruz, California.

Imagine for a moment stagecoach riders snacking on plums from San Jose and tossing out the plum's pits along the way. As a result this mountainside cidery and homestead has plum trees growing all around the property. Katie makes a Plum Port from the surround trees, that she likes pouring into a glass of cider as a cider cocktail called Plum Jerkum.

Their ciderhouse is 120 square feet (10' x 12') with variable cider tanks ( a stainless tank with a floating top that rises and lowers as the cider flows). This small shed is fully tricked out with air conditioning and all the needs for making a range of ciders at Rider Ranch.

The current cider offerings at Rider Ranch are ciders made from apple trees that were planted pre-Prohibition, which provides a specific niche to their branding of using only trees that are 90 years or older. However, it looks like they will have a cider made with 75 year old trees coming up in 2018. Either way their ciders are rock solid, tasty delights!

Ciders at Rider Ranch

  • Pre-Prohibition Pippin
  • Dry Farmed Pippin
  • 75 year old Pippin

Contact for Rider Ranch Ciderworks

Website: http://www.riderranchciderworks.com/

eMail: mailto:info@riderranch.net

Mentions in this Chat

Jake Mann - Five Mile Orchard LLC, Corralitos California - Jake will be on an upcoming episode of  Cider Chat

February 11, 2018 - New York International Beer Competition (NYIBC) is accepting cider entries NOW! NYIBC is using the United States Association of Cider Makers new cider categories for this competition. The judges at this competition are in the trade of buying and selling cider and thus judge the cider on the merits of taste and price point.

Ask for the following 9 #ciderGoingUP Campaign sponsors - By supporting these cider makers, you in turn help Cider Chat

  1. Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania : listen to Joe Getz on episode 14
  2. Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC : listen to Danielle von Scheiner on episode 35
  3. Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK ; listen to Tom Oliver on episode 29
  4. Santa Cruz Cider Company - California : listen to Nicole Todd on episode 60
  5. The Cider Project aka EthicCider- California
  6. Albermale CiderWorks : listen to Chuck Shelton on episode 56
  7. Cider Summit : listen to Alan Shapiro founder of this cider fest on episode 75.
  8. Ramborn Cider Co. Luxembourg.
  9. Big Fish Cider Co. Virginia

Please Help Support Cider Chat Please donate today. Help keep the chat thriving!

Find this episode and all episodes at the page for Cider Chat's podcasts.

Listen also at iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher (for Android), iHeartRadio and where ever you love to listen to podcasts.

Follow on twitter @ciderchat

 

 

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